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‘Five Days at Memorial’ Review: Apple TV+’s Hurricane Katrina Series Builds Powerfully, Bungles Landing

John Ridley and Carlton Cuse are the creative forces behind the eight-episode limited series focused on a New Orleans hospital and the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina.

Publicist Launches Production Company Focused on Genre Fare and LGBTQ+ Content

Publicist Mitch Swan, who serves as president of his own firm, Millennial PR, is expanding his workload with the launch of a new independent production company. Under the name Reckless Abandon Prods., Swan will develop and produce projects with a focus on genre and horror fare, dramas and stories that empower the LGBTQ+ community. Reckless […]

Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo and Orlando Bloom in ‘Needle in a Timestack’: Film Review

John Ridley's sci-fi romance follows a couple whose relationship is threatened by her time-traveling ex.

Regina King to Play Shirley Chisholm in ‘Shirley’ From John Ridley

Regina King, who most recently stepped behind the camera for 'One Night in Miami', has set a new onscreen role, playing pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm.

Comics Watch: John Ridley Redefines the Superhero with ‘Other History of the DC Universe’

If  'Other History of the DC Universe' lives up to its first issue, John Ridley's new project could be remembered alongside genre-defining moments such as 'Watchmen' and 'The Dark Knight Returns.'

‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion’: TV Review

Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, and Aunt Vivs Janet Hubert and Daphne Maxwell Reid return alongside the rest of the cast for HBO Max's unscripted 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion.'

John Ridley’s ‘Batman’ Comic Book Will Feature a New Dark Knight

John Ridley, the award-winning screenwriter of 12 Years A Slave, will be writing a Batman comic book miniseries to launch next year, featuring a new hero under the familiar cowl.

John Ridley Contrasts 1992 L.A. Uprising to Today: “There Are Coalitions Building”

John Ridley, Oscar-winning '12 Years a Slave' writer and director of 2017 doc 'Let It Fall' — about the civil unrest in L.A. after the Rodney King trial — reflects on today’s protests in comparison to those 28 ?years ago.

John Ridley Inks Big Five-Year Overall Deal Renewal at ABC Studios

John Ridley is remaining at ABC Studios and has signed a five-year overall deal renewal with the Disney-owned outlet.

John Ridley’s ‘Other History of the DC Universe’ to Launch With Focus on Black Lightning

Black Lightning will be the first focus of John Ridley's 'Other History of the DC Universe.'

John Ridley Tackling Comic Book Movie ‘American Way’ for Blumhouse

The Oscar winner will write and direct an adaptation of his DC comic book series.

John Ridley to Reveal ‘The Other History of the DC Universe’

The '12 Years a Slave' screenwriter will look at superhero mythology through the eyes of the publisher's minority characters.